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World of Warships Supertest: German Tier VI Premium Cruiser Leipzig

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Historical background

Leipzig was the lead ship of a class of light cruisers built by the Reichsmarine. The ship was laid down in April 1928, launched in October 1929, and commissioned in October 1931.

Leipzig’s first real “action” was during the Spanish Civil War as part of non-intervention patrols off Spain. When World War II started, the ship was assigned to escort duties for Kriegsmarine warships in the Baltic and North Seas. However, in December 1939, she was hit by a torpedo from HMS Salmon and nearly got hit by a second torpedo later on. Her sistership Nürnberg suffered the same fate. Both ships, while on their way home for repairs were targeted by a squadron of twenty British bombers but they were intercepted by a Luftwaffe fighter group and failed to further damage the sisters.

During repairs, the ship was reclassified as a training cruiser and had three of her boilers removed. She would resume duty in the later part of 1940 and spent the rest of the war on escort duty and providing fire support for the Wehrmacht during Operation Barbarossa. All was going well… until the 14th of October 1944. On that foggy day, Leipzig collided with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen which nearly cut the ship in half. The ship was judged to be beyond repair but with the Germans needing as much firepower as possible at this point of the war, she was still quickly patched up to keep her afloat in the harbor.

A reference to that event is actually present on board Prinz Eugen in the form of a funny Easter egg representing the damage Prinz Eugen suffered:

With the Germans getting pushed back by the Soviets, the ship provided fire support for the retreating troops in 1945 and was moved to Hela with refugees on board. She was then repeatedly attacked by Soviet aircraft and Allied submarines. By some kind of miracle, she went through all of this and was able to reach Denmark at the end of April. At the end of the war, Leipzig was used as a barracks ship and was later on towed away and scuttled in July 1946.

Ship’s preview

Ship’s commemorative flag

Ship’s camouflages

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.


Gun Fire Control System
Main battery




Propulsion: 72 400 HP


‎FKS Typ 6 Mod. 1


150 mm/60 SK C/25 on a Drh Tr C/25 mount


G7a T1

General Characteristics

Health26 200 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction4 %
Displacement8 427 tons
Overall length177.0 m
Beam16.4 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)18.15 m
Freeboard3.4 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range13.500 km
150 mm/60 SK C/25 on a Drh Tr C/25 mount3 x 3 150 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range5.600 km
88 mm/76 SK C/32 on a Dop. L. C/32 mount3 x 2 88 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range10.000 km
533 mm Drilling4 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius700 m
Rudder Shift Time7.35 s
Surface Detectability9.67 km
Air Detectability5.52 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke4.4 km

Main Armament

3 x 3 150 mm/60 SK C/25 on a Drh Tr C/25 mount
 Maximum Firing Range13.500 km
 Reloading Time7.2 s
180 Degree Turn Time30.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear40°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion126 m
Type of Projectile HE – 150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.4 Kz.
Alpha Damage1 700
Penetration capacity 38 mm
Explosion size0.54
Fire chance8 %
Projectile Speed960 m/s
Air Drag0.331
Projectile Mass45.5 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 150 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.7
Alpha Damage3 900
Projectile Speed960 m/s
Air Drag0.331
Projectile Mass45.5 kg
Projectile Krupp1 862
Projectile Detonator0.025 s
Detonator threshold25 mm
Ricochet Angles45° – 60°

Secondary Armament

3 x 2 88 mm/76 SK C/32 on a Dop. L. C/32 mount
Maximum Firing Range5.600 km
Reloading Time4.0 s
Sigma1.0 sigma
Type of ProjectileHE – 88 mm Spr.Gr.
Alpha Damage1 000
HE penetration15 mm
Explosion Size0.24
Chance to Cause Fire4 %
Projectile Speed950 m/s
Air Drag0.307
Projectile Mass9.0 kg

Torpedo Armament

4 x 3 533 mm Drilling
G7a T1

Reloading Time68 s
Maximum Distance10.000 km
Optimal firing angles at the front25°
Optimal firing angles at the rear33°
Damage13 700
Flooding Chance227%
Speed59 knots
Surface Detectability1.3 km

Anti-air Armament

3 x 2 88 mm/76 SK C/32 on a Dop. L. C/32 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 4.6 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage13
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second46
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage1 050
4 x 2 37 mm/83 SK C/30 on a Dopp LC/30 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage6
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second21
4 x 1 20 mm/65 C/38 on a single mount
Sector range0.1 km – 2.5 km
Hit chance85 %
Sector’s damage11
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second39


Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Hydroacoustic Search
consumable_PCY016_SonarSearchPremiumNumber of charges: 3
Work time: 110 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Torpedo spotting range: 3.8 km
Ship spotting range: 5.5 km
Defensive AA Fire
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Continuous Damage: +50%
Damage from shell explosions: +300%
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Number of planes in a squadron: 2
Patrol radius: 3.0 km

The Armor

External armor protection:

Front and rear armor protection of the middle section:

Main belt:

Citadel armor protection:

Turrets armor protection:

Hidden armor protection inside the bow and stern:

Personal Opinion

As of right now, I have very little hope for this ship. On the one hand, she gets way better concealment than Nürnberg, going down to 8.7 km compared to almost 11.0 km. On the other hand, she gets a way worse firing range, worse main battery reload time, worse turret traverse, worse HP, worse anti-air, and that for what?
To try making her into some kind of torpedo-focused cruiser even though compared to Nürnberg’s classic torpedoes, all she gets is 10.0 km firing range compared to 6.0 km. The torpedoes themselves still deal low damage compared to most torpedoes at the same tier and it’s only six torpedoes per side.

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